Monday, April 2, 2012

The roof has been replaced and floors going in!

The back panel has been caulked and a hole cut for the electrical.

This roof is aluminum, whereas the old roof was a sort of really thin fiberglass.
The hope is that this new aluminum roof will be much stronger.

A moisture barrier was stapled down and each staple hammered in to be flush with the side wall, the roof then glided over the moisture barrier.

A hole was pre-drilled for the gas exhaust in the front by using the old roof as a template.
A layer of butyl tape and silicone caulk was then added to the trim.  The trim for each side was done in alternating screws to ensure the roof didn't shift to one side.

And here is the new roof!  Next up, a bit needs to be trimmed in the back and the roof vent must be mounted.

 I began putting the flooring in - a layer of thin thermal barrier and then linoleum that looks like wood.  I chose to do the linoleum for the weight (lighter than actual wood) and its insulation properties.

This back area hasn't been glued down yet but has been cut.

The main cabin floor was glued down with liquid nails.

I began measuring and cutting the trim with a chop saw. 


  1. Dawn the are my hero!!! Sharon in NC

  2. It looks so good! I'm sure it feels better now that you see the progress is going forward, rather than tearing your T@B apart! You are amazing! What a sense of accomplishment you'll have once you're completely done and enjoying that T@B!!! Your heart and soul are definitely being put into it! Congrats on the great progress so far!